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Ascites Summary

Description: Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.

Key Drugs and Agents for Ascites

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Diuretics : 21 outcomes 18 studies in 277 results : IBA
  2. Paclitaxel (Taxol) : 18 outcomes 11 studies in 90 results : FDA 13 Generic
  3. Cisplatin (Platino) : 17 outcomes 18 studies in 150 results : FDA 6 Generic
  4. Sodium : 14 outcomes 34 studies in 500 results : IBA
  5. Aminocaproic Acids (EAC) : 13 outcomes 66 studies in 428 results : FDA 11 Generic
  6. Spironolactone (Aldactone) : 13 outcomes 12 studies in 125 results : FDA 38 Generic
  7. Furosemide (Lasix) : 12 outcomes 15 studies in 123 results : FDA 57 Generic
  8. Aldosterone : 11 outcomes 8 studies in 140 results : IBA
  9. Bilirubin : 10 outcomes 15 studies in 366 results : IBA
  10. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 10 outcomes 14 studies in 115 results : FDA 33 Generic
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Diseases Related to Ascites

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis)
  3. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis)
  4. Stomach Neoplasms (Stomach Cancer)
  5. Ovarian Neoplasms (Ovarian Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Ascites

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 35 outcomes 31 studies in 404 results
  2. Surgical Portasystemic Shunt (Portosystemic Shunt) : 27 outcomes 22 studies in 220 results
  3. Catheters : 15 outcomes 9 studies in 156 results
  4. Peritoneovenous Shunt : 14 outcomes 18 studies in 275 results
  5. Stents : 14 outcomes 7 studies in 96 results
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